NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet
The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.
Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows
Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.
Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharing
Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
Frankfurt photo booth
A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What good is an EV in a disaster?
As I witnessed the mass evacuation in Florida this month, it crossed my mind that commonsense, true-life circumstances trump current mindsets and technology advances.
Mentally preparing for an 'armada of EVs'
While electrified vehicles account for a tiny fraction of global auto sales today, few industry leaders are concerned about whether consumers will ever truly want to own battery electrics and plug-in hybrids.
'The game has started': Daimler delivers first electric trucks
UPS will be the first U.S. commercial customer for Daimler's new battery-powered eCanter truck, and the company will expand electric truck output as lower cost, longer-range batteries become available within two to three years.
Musk now targets October to unveil Tesla semi truck
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric carmaker expects to unveil its planned semi-truck in late October -- about a month later than the billionaire had earlier estimated.
Toyota, Honda collaborate with Shell to install Calif. hydrogen refueling stations
Toyota and Honda are collaborating with Shell Oil to install seven hydrogen refueling stations in Northern California.
Mercedes plans electric option on every model by 2022; Smart goes all-electric
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, while converting the Smart city car brand to electric only.
Tesla targets city centers for supercharger network expansion
Tesla is trying to make it easier for city dwellers without plugs at home or at work to own its electric cars, targeting city centers with the expansion of its supercharger network.
Nissan boosts Leaf's range
The next-generation electric Nissan Leaf aims to ease range anxiety with battery improvements that include a performance edition. But better EV attributes are only part of the proposition.
Nissan positions Leaf as affordable EV choice
Nissan redesigns the Leaf for 2018 and reconceives the marketing strategy that launched it.
Polestar EVs were always the plan
From the time it bought Polestar in 2015, Volvo planned for it to be an EV specialist.
In Frankfurt, electric parade looking a lot like 2009
The run-up to this week's Frankfurt auto show has been all about electric vehicles — and not just new EVs but new EV strategies. It feels like the 2009 Frankfurt show.
EV competitors stress performance
Amid the ramp-up of Tesla Model 3 production, competing EV makers are stressing the performance characteristics of their latest models.
Lincoln to electrify all models by 2022, report says
Lincoln will offer hybrid gasoline-electric versions of all its U.S. models by 2022, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. Details could be announced as early as early October.
Nissan says new electric vehicle competitors 'positive' for market
Nissan considers new electric vehicle competitors positive for the market because it is an opportunity to "democratize" the environment-friendly vehicles.
U.S. average fuel economy edged down in August
The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the U.S. in August was 25.3 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from July.
New Nissan Leaf pitched as high-tech showcase with 150-mile range
Nissan's Leaf may be the world's best-selling electric vehicle. But the automaker is pitching the second generation as all that and much more.
Takedown of Tesla not worth a tweet?
A former hedge fund manager calls Tesla "the loudest canary in Wall Street's coal mine." He argues that its shares have been artificially propped up by its CEO's enthusiasm and suspect accounting.